There's always a group of top-tier free agents, but there's also the inevitable class of players who get big deals only to disappoint. Kevin Pelton sends out a warning flare for this year's class.
In the first installment of Insider's Free Agent Buyer's Guides, Chris Palmer evaluates the top-tier free agents available in the 2011 class. Bigs like Nene, Tyson Chandler and Marc Gasol highlight this year's group.
Tom Haberstroh goes through each of the Western Conference's lottery teams, addresses holes they need to fill and provides realistic plans based on cap space and roster needs.